Jun262017

Last week's article on Marysville-Peikang Sister City, got Jordan Beach's name wrong. It was presented as Brandon Beech

On Mother's Day $2,600 was raised at the 9th Annual Tea by the Marysville Art Club. "Next year is our 10th year Tea and it's going to be even bigger", said Club President Charline Gonder.Charline Gonder left presenting check to Debbie Donahoo. Members of the Marysville Art Club, EasterSeal staff and clientsCharline Gonder left presenting check to Debbie Donahoo. Members of the Marysville Art Club, EasterSeal staff and clients

$600.00 was donated to the Lindhurst Girls Softball Team. The girls have been very supportive of the Art Club.

A check for $1,000.00 was presented to the EasterSeals representative, Debbie Donahoo by Marysville Art Club President Charline Gonder. The balance went insurance and maintenance.

For nearly 100 years, Easterseals has been the indispensable resource for people and families living with disabilities. Throughout all life’s moments – from the extraordinary to the ordinary and everything in between – Easterseals is here to help people and families realize and reach for their full potential.

Across the nation, they remove physical, cultural, attitudinal and legal obstacles so people with disabilities have every opportunity to live meaningful and productive lives, on their own terms. Easterseals exists to provide the best services and opportunities for people with disabilities in communities nationwide.

 

Friends for Survival, Inc., headquartered in Sacramento, CA is now offering a local suicide loss support group. This group provides support to people who have lost a loved one to suicide; is open to the greater Yuba-Sutter-Colusa area; and is free of charge. Meetings are the 4th Tuesday of each month; 6:30-8:00 PM, 715 King Avenue (off Clark) Yuba City 95991. The local contact person is Becky Reimers, 530-454-7687.

LEE TOSSES SHUTOUT AND WINKLER HITS .500rr

Chico Heat pitcher Austin Lee and Yuba City third baseman Josh Winkler are the Great West League Co-Players of the Week. Lee went 2-0 in two starts, while Winkler hit .500 with seven RBIs.

Lee, coming off his sophomore season at Spokane Falls Community College, made two starts, going 2-0 with no walks and 13 strikeouts in 15-1/3 innings of work. The 5-9, 195 right-hander pitched a 5-hit complete game shutout versus Marysville on June 12 and went on to defeat Portland on June 17. Lee had a 1.17 ERA for the week, dropping his season ERA to 2.39, 4th best in the league.

Along with his 7 RBIs, Winkler went 12-24 with a home run. The 6-2, 180 infielder, who just completed his freshman season at Folsom Lake College, had a big game June 14 at Lincoln, with three hits and 4 RBIs. Winkler did not strikeout in his 24 at bats during the week.

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After three weeks immersed in the inner workings of local government, 11 Yuba City high school students graduated from a summer program after conducting a mock city council meeting. Since early June, students from Yuba City and River Valley High Schools have spent their weekdays at Summer @ City Hall (S@CH), learning from employees and elected officials about government’s many career opportunities.

S@CH concluded at 1 p.m. 6/22/17 with a mock council meeting in the Yuba City Council Chambers, followed immediately after by a graduation ceremony. During the mock meeting, the students ruled on three issues while serving in the assigned roles of city administrators, council members and citizens.

The students are incoming juniors and seniors who applied and interviewed for the opportunity to learn about government careers. From 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. each weekday, they have spent nearly 100 hours at City Hall and at City facilities to learn all that encompasses a job in government and the path it takes to achieve such a career.

“We are honored to support our local students by demonstrating a career pathway in government,” said Yuba City Councilmember Preet Didbal, who has been instrumental in building and running the program. “For those of us who do the job every day, we know the varied ways individuals can turn personal interests into lifelong and rewarding careers that are also of service to their community. It’s great to share that with the next generation.”

The S@CH program is funded by a Northern California Science Technology, Research, Engineering, Arts and Math (STREAM) Grant through the Sutter County Superintendent of Schools Office. Yuba City Unified School District partnered with the City of Yuba City to provide a teacher and curriculum.

River Valley High School teacher Sandy Richmond administered the daily classes, which included tours of every City facility, from the Water Treatment Plant to a Yuba City Fire Station,; presentations by the majority of City department heads; and meetings with county officials and State Assemblyman James Gallagher. Each student also experienced three, three-hour job shadows with City employees in jobs ranging from our waste water treatment facility and animal services to finance and the city manager’s office.

“This isn’t your standard summer school. These students recognized an invaluable learning opportunity and volunteered their time to study up on what could be their future,” Ewert said. “It was incredible to witness a spark with every realization of the magnitude of possibilities.”

Marysville, Ca.

On June 22, 2017, the roof top helipad at Rideout Regional Medical Center (RRMC) was authorized for use by the California Department of Public Health (CDPH).

The hospital’s helipad is used primarily to receive trauma patients or those needing immediate care from throughout the region. This now includes a broad catchment area extending to Colusa, Butte, Yuba and Sutter Counties. In addition, the new helipad enables us to more quickly transport our most critical patients to specialty centers when needed.

“This is very exciting news as prompt treatment for trauma patients can often mean the difference between life and death.” said Gino Patrizio, CEO, Rideout Health. “With our new helipad, not only will the trip from the scene of an accident or severe illness to the hospital be quicker but if needed, we will be able to take a patient straight to the surgery suite from our secure roof-top elevator.”

While in flight, patients are treated by a registered nurse and a medic. As soon as a helicopter lands, the patient is taken to where the trauma team can begin life-saving, critical medical care – giving patients the best possible chance for survival and recovery.

The Trauma Center at RRMC is designated as a Level III Trauma Center by the American College of Surgeons. Our multidisciplinary trauma team includes specialists in emergency medicine, anesthesiology, trauma surgery, orthopedics, and neurosurgery, specialized nursing staff, radiology, lab, intensive care and physical rehabilitation. Trauma specialists are on call 24/7 to treat traumatic injuries of all types and all staff has received intensive, hands-on patient safety training.

The Emergency Food and Shelter National Board has appointed the Yuba-Sutter-Colusa United Way as the lead agency of the Yuba-Sutter Region Joint Designated Local Board for the National Emergency Food and Shelter Program, Phase 34.

Federal funds, made available through the Department of Homeland Security/Federal Emergency Management Agency have been awarded for Yuba County in the amount of $44,010 and for Sutter County in the amount of $82,489.

Agencies with the ability to deliver emergency food and/or shelter programs may apply for these funds through the Yuba-Sutter-Colusa United Way. Applications are available by calling (530) 743-1847, or by sending an email to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Applications must be submitted no later than Friday, July 21, 2017 at 12:00 p.m., to the Yuba-Sutter-Colusa United Way, 1521 Butte House Road, Suite C, Yuba City, CA 95993.

Organizations must be non-profit with a voluntary board or a government agency and practice non-discrimination. Local priority funding areas are for emergency food and emergency shelter.

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An Indian Religious Tradition Combined with American holiday On Tuesday, 4th Of July to cool down travelers at 1829 Franklin Road Yuba City.

The Siri Narayan-Hindhu Temple in Yuba City will pass out Free Soft drinks & Fruits in observance of Nirjal (without water) Akashdi (first day of the time taken by Moon for rotating around its axis ) day an Indian Religious tradition.

In the old days in India when people used to travel on foot, that time the transit system was not so good like United States of America. The people used to walk from one place to another in hot summer day of scorching heat. When Travelers used to go through villages the village people used to have a stall of cold water and something to eat on the outskirts of their villages. They used to offer cold water and something to eat to the passersby that good gesture used to create a friendship between the people and good name for the village community. That time not too many people were educated, but they knew how to create a bond between communities, So they started this tradition, the fore fathers set that day in June and name the NIRJAL-AKASHDI DAY

To carry out the good tradition set forth by our Fore Fathers to create friendship and good name for the Indian community we celebrate this day. This is the 20th year we will be celebrating this good tradition. We invite all the community members to join us in celebrating this day and create a bond of Friendship so that we can care for each other.

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Children's parade Tuesday July 4th at Gauche Aquatic Park in Yuba City, Ca.

Ages 0-12 can join in on the parade! Dress up in your best red, white and blue, decorate your bike or wagon, and enjoy the fun! After the parade, enjoy a hotdog lunch! No registration is required — just show up on the day of the event. The parade will begin in front of Gauche Aquatic Park and will end on Plumas Street at the Town Square Fountain.

Patriotic music provided by the Yuba Sutter Symphony

 

Road repair necessitates public safety closure

Quincy, Ca.

Forest Service Road (FS) #22N49 (Carey Road) will be closed June 26 through July 21, 2017 between 5:00 am - 3:00 pm, Monday – Friday, due to earthwork and timber felling on and in the vicinity of the route.

To accommodate July 4th holiday travel, the route will be open at 3:00 pm, Thursday, June 29, 2017 and will close again at 5:00 am, July 6, 2017.

The #22N49 road will be closed for 3 miles from its intersection with Butte County Road 496652A to its intersection FS #22N33 (Four Mile Road).

Those with a valid road use permit from the U.S. Forest Service are authorized to travel on this road, as are any Federal, State or local officers or members of an organized rescue or firefighting force in the performance of official duty.

For more Plumas National Forest information, go to www.fs.usda.gov/plumas .

 

Marysville, Ca.

The Marysville Gold Sox are looking forward to a great weekend series after falling short to the Medford Rogues. The Gold Sox will play the Yuba City Bears on Friday (June 23) and Saturday (June 24). “It will be a great matchup this weekend,” says VP/GM Michael Mink, “the Twin Cities Rivalry always gets everyone energized.”

The Marysville Gold Sox played in a 3-day series against the Medford Rogues this week; however, fell just short of winning in each game. During day 3, the Gold Sox were able to come back after being down 9-0, but weren’t able to pull in the lead.

Last week, the Gold Sox won the Yuba City Bears during all three games of the weekend series, and after coming off of a losing streak, the Gold Sox are eager to catch a win.

The weekend’s promotions include Faith Night on Friday, June 23rd and Lakeview Night on Saturday, June 24th, where fans will receive an exclusive giveaway. Next week, the Gold Sox will host Fair Night (June 30th), and our Feather Falls Fireworks Night on July 1st.

 

High temperatures plus high pressure will enhance ozone pollution in Yuba and Sutter counties this week. Ozone pollution may reach “Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups” levels, especially in the eastern Yuba County foothill region. The Feather River Air Quality Management District advises residents to take measures that reduce emissions during these hot, stagnant meteorological conditions. These measures can include:

*Avoiding using your gasoline-fueled vehicle to drive or run errands during the afternoon and evening hours when peak ozone formation is expected.

*Avoiding re-fueling with gasoline during the afternoon and evening as vapors lead to more ozone formation. If you must re-fuel then never top off your tank.

* Don’t use lighter fluid to start your charcoal barbeques.

* Link your trips if you must drive to reduce time spent idling in traffic and the number to times you need to start your engine.

*Carpool or take transit instead of driving.

* Turn up the thermostat and use less energy for air conditioning.

* Pack a lunch to eat at work rather than driving to buy lunch.

* Keep your vehicle well maintained and your tires properly inflated.

* Use low VOC paints and thinners.

Sensitive groups such as individuals with respiratory ailments such as asthma or COPD, young children, elderly, or pregnant women, may want to avoid prolonged exposure during the afternoon and evening hours when ozone levels will be at their highest. Please contact your physician if you have concerns about ozone levels and your health.

Residents can check current air quality levels and sign up to receive daily air quality forecasts at www.airnow.gov. The AIRNow service is directly linked to the monitor in Yuba City and current conditions.

For more information visit http://www.fraqmd.org.

 

Yuba City, CA.

Today, a coalition of elected officials, organizations and individuals announced that they are hosting a rally on June 23rd, 12:p.m. at Feather River Parkway, 235 Sumner Street, Yuba City in order to help secure state funding for immediate levee repairs. The public is encouraged to attend to help draw attention to this urgent need.

The heavy rainfall received this year and the severe damage to the Oroville Dam spillways have caused substantial destruction to flood control structures, which must be fixed to protect our citizens and their property. A break in any of these critical repair sites along the levee system has the potential to devastate the region and require hundreds of millions of dollars’ worth of emergency repairs. In addition, the state bears liability for avoidable catastrophic damage as a result of levee repairs (see Paterno v. State of California).

“As a Yuba City resident myself, I am concerned. All of our improved levees performed very well this winter. But there are several miles of unimproved levees that are in rough shape and in critical need of repair,” said Assemblymember James Gallagher.

“We must continue to show the Governor and Sacramento legislators the devastation that will result from their ill-conceived decision not to fund the necessary repairs to these critical levees in the state budget. There’s still hope so we must continue the fight. Not funding these critical levee repairs is shortsighted and dangerous to our communities and the state’s economy,” said Senator Jim Nielsen.

“It is unacceptable that the State of California is brushing off the immediate levee repair needs in our city. We need action now,” said Yuba City Mayor Stan Cleveland. “I encourage residents to attend this rally and show support for the safety needs of our community."

“We’ve got to put politics aside and get serious about maintaining our levees and water infrastructure,” said Sutter County Supervisor Dan Flores. “There’s simply too much at stake.”

“Recently we experienced the devastating effects of a crucial infrastructure system that failed due to deferred or under-performed maintenance and repair needs. Our levee systems are vital to public safety and the economic vitality of our region and cannot, must not be ignored,” said Rikki Shaffer, Chief Executive Officer, Yuba-Sutter Chamber of Commerce.

“2016 was an extraordinary year with extraordinary stress placed upon the levees that protect our homes, neighbors, farms and businesses. Fortunately the levees did not break in 2016, but the stress of the extended high water has caused structural damage in multiple locations that must be fixed before winter. Compounding the problem is the silt build up in the Feather River channel from the river bank collapses in Gridley/Live Oak area and the erosion of the Oroville Dam spillway that has reduced the River’s flow capacity. The levees must be repaired and the flow capacity restored to safeguard our communities,” said David Burroughs, President, Yuba Sutter Farm Bureau.

 

Due to high temperatures the City of Yuba City is opening an Emergency Cooling Station beginning Tuesday, June 20, 2017 at the Yuba City Senior Center, located at 777 Ainsley Avenue, Yuba City, CA 95991. The Emergency Cooling Station will be open daily from 7:30am to 8:00pm for individuals and families seeking relief from the heat. Please call (530) 822-4608 for more information.

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On March 30, 2017, at approximately 10:30 PM, Alycia (Aly) Leane Yeoman went missing. She was last seen driving westbound on Butte House Road from Romero Drive in Yuba City. Aly was in route to her home located in Gridley. Aly never made it home. On April 5, 2017, Aly’s vehicle was found near the Feather River, just north of the Live Oak Recreation Park. Aly’s cell phone was found on top of the levee, not too far from her vehicle.

An extensive search and investigation was initiated. A unified investigation team was formed which included the following agencies; Gridley-Biggs Police Department, Butte County Sheriff’s Office, Butte County District Attorney’s Office, Yuba City Police Department, Sutter County District Attorney’s Office, Sutter County Sheriff’s Office, Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Office of Emergency Services. In addition, many citizens throughout the nation assisted in the search for Aly’s safe return.

On May 7, 2017, the hope in finding Aly alive ended when her body was located in the Feather River, not too far from where her vehicle was found.

An autopsy was performed and the cause of death is listed as “drowning.” The manner of death is undetermined.

The Yuba-Sutter-Colusa United Way is accepting nominations for two community awards to be presented during their “Annual Meeting and Awards Breakfast” on Thursday, August 3.

One of the community’s most prestigious awards, the “Pedro Award,” is given to an individual who demonstrates a lifetime willingness to help his/her fellowman without thought of personal gain. Residents of Yuba, Sutter and Colusa counties are eligible to receive this award.

The “Pedro Award” originated in 1977. The name Pedro came about because the Yuba-Sutter-Colusa United Way received a generous contribution with a simple note saying “To help others” and was signed “Pedro.”

The “Nancy Ferreira Leadership Award” recognizes an individual or organization most significantly contributing to the Yuba-Sutter-Colusa United Way annual fundraising campaign.

This honor is named after Nancy Ferreira, a long-time executive director for Yuba-Sutter-Colusa United Way whose spirit, actions, values, efforts and dedication immensely benefited the citizens of Yuba, Sutter and Colusa counties.

Nomination forms are now available by calling (530) 743-1847 or emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Completed forms must be received no later than noon on July 19th.

As temperatures rise, many North State PG&E customers will use more energy and incur higher bills to stay cool. With six simple steps, PG&E residential customers can save as much as $400 on their energy bills over the year.

These tips are tailored specifically for gas and electric residential customers in hotter climates like the North Valley to help them reduce their energy usage and lower their energy bills.

The savings amounts are illustrative only. Actual savings will vary as few households are typical.

1. Seal air leaks: gaps and cracks between the inside and outside of a customer’s home can allow cooled air to escape in the summer. Sealing air leaks on doors or windows can save up to $95 on annual cooling costs.

2. Raise the thermostat: customers can save up to $85 on annual cooling costs for each degree the temperature is increased in their home during the hot summer months.

3. Turn off AC when leaving: turning off the air conditioning before leaving home will save up to $65 annually, especially for customers on a Time of Use rate plan or when there is a SmartDay event for those on a SmartRate plan.

4. Improve shading for windows: Enhancing shade on windows can save up to $60 each year by ensuring the sun doesn’t heat up the inside of a home.

5. Maintain AC: air conditioners use more energy than necessary if they are not properly maintained. Maintaining a home’s AC this summer will help the system last longer and save up to $50 each year.

6. Check air filters once a month: heating and cooling consume the most energy in the average home — up to 50 percent of total home energy use. Cleaning or replacing filters monthly will improve energy efficiency and save up to $45 each year.

Theater and Box Office: 815 B Street Yuba City, Ca.

A new play is coming to the Acting Co., Wizard of Oz (Main Stage) Performances: July 14th - Aug. 13th

This classic tale, in which a Kansas farm girl travels over the rainbow to discover the magical power of home, has been entertaining audiences for generations. Come with us as Dorothy, the Scarecrow, the Tin Man, and the Cowardly Lion begin their quest in search of the mighty Wizard of Oz who has the power to send her home and grant her friends "a brain", "a heart", and "courage"! They will find themselves in trouble more than once in their journey, but ultimately find they had everything they needed all along. This classic musical has all your favorite songs from the movie.

Main Stage performances are Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2:00 p.m. Tickets are $18 per person. Best to make reservations in advance. Opening Weekend Discounts: $13 for Seniors, Students, and Military Families. Scheduled groups of 6 or more, tickets are $15 per person.

Box Office: Regular hours are Monday - Friday from Noon to 2:00 p.m., except holidays. During performances, Box Office is open 30 Minutes prior to show time.

(530) 751-1100, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., www.actingcompany.org, f/TheActingCompany

“Local Impact” and “Veterans in the Arts” Grants

Marysville, Ca.

The California Arts Council has announced its plans to award $18,000 to Yuba Sutter Arts (YSA) as part of its Local Impact program. The Local Impact program fosters equity, access, and opportunity by providing project and partnership support for small arts organizations with operating budgets under $1 million. All projects extend the reach of the arts to underserved populations that have limited access to the arts.

With this support from the California Arts Council, YSA will continue a citywide, three-year exterior mural project in underserved Live Oak in Sutter County. YSA will continue to use the commissioning and implementation process to engage residents encouraging participation particularly among the young. Our murals and the artistic process express the rich history of the city, together with its rural backdrop and its diverse, deep and abiding cultural heritage. The project is called Murals of Live Oak.

YSA is one of just 130 grantees chosen for this highly competitive program, which received applications from 203 organizations statewide. The news of the YSA grant was featured as part of a larger announcement from the California Arts Council, which can be viewed online at http://arts.ca.gov/news/pressreleases.php.

“The Local Impact program eliminates barriers keeping low-income, rural, and historically underserved communities from equal access to arts programs,” said Donn K. Harris, Chair of the California Arts Council. Yuba Sutter Art’s project helps to further the Arts Council’s vision of enriching the lives of all Californians through arts participation, while allowing the local community to access their own creativity.”

To view a complete listing of all Local Impact grantees, visit http://arts.ca.gov/programs/files/CAC_LocalImpact_Grantees_2016-17_FINAL.pdf.

In addition, YSA received notice this week that it has also been awarded a $10,000 grant for the expansion of its Veterans Portrait Project. The Veterans in the Arts program of the California Arts Council provides projects and partnerships support for nonprofit arts organizations, local arts agencies and veterans’ assistance agencies to reach veterans, active duty military and their families.

“These two generous grants will greatly enhance our ability to move forward with two of our anchor projects,” said David Read, YSA Executive Director. “We are proud to have our vision and our work recognized by members of the state arts leadership team,” he added.

Marysville, Ca.

The “Persistence of Memory” is one of surrealist artist Salvador Dali’s most iconic works; dripping watches, barren landscape, etc. Dali once said, ““Have no fear of perfection - you'll never reach it.” And our Citizen Artists this year will have nothing to fear in terms of achieving perfection since they’re not really artists at all. In fact, THE qualifying factor in becoming a member of this exclusive “club” is that the participants must be able to exhibit an absolute lack of any actual artistic talent.

We’ve gathered together an alumni cast of “Citizen [non-] Artists” for this year’s event. Come cheer on some of our favorites from past years including Jenn Eubanks of Hillcrest Catering, Renée Garcia of U.S. Bank, Amy Johnson of Rockabetty’s Hair Parlor, Community Volunteer - Susan Kimmel and Karen Tabler of Meagher & Tomlinson.

Salvador Dali also said, “A true artist is not one who is inspired, but one who inspires others.” All of the Citizen Artists are inspirations to others based on their leadership in the community and selflessness for a variety of causes.

This year’s event will be held on Tuesday, June 27th starting at 6pm at the Burrows Theater at Yuba Sutter Arts, 624 E Street in Marysville. Following Yuba Sutter Arts’ annual General Membership Meeting and State of the Arts presentation which is open to the public, you will be invited to observe and encourage your favorite Citizen Artists as they each create one or several one-of-a-kind masterpieces.

Tickets are $10 (free for YSA members) which includes a wine tasting, appetizers and a floorshow featuring the Citizen Artists. The completed “works of art” will be auctioned off to the highest bidders. A special award is offered to the artist whose work fetches the highest price at auction that evening. All proceeds will support the YSA’s bi-county burgeoning community arts programs and outreach.